3 miles east of Kewanee, the unique home of Frederick Francis was built in 1890 out of brick, stone and native wood. The house features disappearing doors and windows, an air cooling system, radiant heat deflectors in the fireplace chimney, and running water, all without the benefit of electricity. The park also sports camping sites, a shelterhouse, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and a baseball diamond. Admission for the Woodland Palace is $5 for adults, $1 for children 5 -12, children under 5 are free. Francis Park Campground is now closed - Camping with electrical hookup is available for $13 per night or $78 for 7 nights, and tent camping is $10 per night or $60 for 7 nights. Woodland Palace is now closed. The Park and Woodland Palace will reopen in April 2018 when tours will again be available : Daily 9am-2pm or by appointment by calling 309-852-0511
NOTE: SHELTER RESERVATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AND SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH CITY HALL. ALL CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
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Camping and park reservations are not taken electronically at this time. However, if you would like to receive further information or have questions about the park, please contact the Grounds Maintenance Manager, Kevin at 309-852-2611 ext.228 or by email here.